hopdog (11527) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Bready, honey sweetness, yeast, lighter spice, and a lighter fruitiness.
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of caramel malt, ligth sour fruit, citrus. Flavor is apple, pear and lemon citrus, biscuit malt, citrus hops, finishing semi-dry with residual grassy hops. Refreshing
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good, very crisp blonde. Light yeast and citrus aroma, light hazy yellow aroma, and a very effervescent finish.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
> A surprisingly resilient yeast driven saison with high carbonation
[ Bottle ][ Texas Liquor Carlsbad ][ Size ][ Glass ][ $7 ][ 2/21/14 ]
>> Slow GUSHER. Pours clear deep golden with incredible head formation and retention. See link below. Nose is fresh honey rolls, French bread, dusty yeast attic note, fresh Brie cheese. Taste is mildly hoppy and effervescent with mild sugar and cantaloupe. Feels a bit too yeast chalky taking away from whatever masterpiece lies beneath. But overall, for a probably not fresh bottle of unrefrigerated imported French saison, it drinks pretty good. Normally I would never buy a beer in the shape mentioned above, but say MrChopin’s rating so decided to give it a go. Not disappointed.
<!> heavy yeast, overcarbonated, not fresh
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks M.A .. . white label .. . a bit dry .. pours gold .. medium foam, mild stickiness re: lacing .. . yeast, straw, and bread crust .. . solid golden, well rounded .. . . Uh, no, you got the wrong number. This is 9-1... 2 ?
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 99 Bottles (Federal Way, WA). Light malty sweetnesss, hay, yeast. Hazy honey color with a big fluffy head and lots of floaties. Moderate light honeyish malt, mouldering grass, light spiciness. Medium body with very gentle carbonation. Delicate flavors, fairly well done, not exceptional (as we usually expect from Stillwater).
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as shown thanks to Nathan. Pours a cloudy orang gold with small frothy white head. The aroma is wheat, citrus. Medium mouthfeel with strong citrus wheat with light crisp finish. Good.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Explosively and annoyingly effervescent. It didn’t gush, and if gently poured into a sideways glass, it was calm. Once I tilted the glass upright, the head took off from a torrent of activity at the bottom of the glass. This went on for 5-6 minutes until finally resting, the head craterous and collapsed with gobs of sudsy lacing all over. Half the 12oz bottle had been lost.
Dusty grain nose with tons of pear and white grape, considerably sweet, reminiscent of Southampton’s grape saison. Shockingly soft in the body, expected biting carbonation. Instead its soft and thickly doughy, light sweetness mid palate with more white grape and sugary apple. The finish is dusty, earthy, even barky, punctuated by the sharply dry end. Coats the mouth. Very unique beer, not my thing yet nothing offensive. With warmth this begins approaching Arabier, though its less expressive.
Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of straw, yeast, white pepper and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, light earthiness and a hint of pepper with a smooth dry finish.
Ungstrup (34315) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A murky dark golden beer with a huge beige head. The aroma has notes of flowers, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, straw, leading to a bitter finish.